Tricopigmentation is a technique that allows the camouflage of hair loss, but, clearly, it is not the only method aimed at this purpose and, on the contrary, it is maybe one of the less known by people who are not directly involved in this matter. We hear much more about hair transplant. Perhaps, not everybody knows that these two techniques can be implemented together, each compensating the other’s limits and so allowing to obtain exceptional results. Let’s deepen the matter here below.
HOW CAN HAIR TRANSPLANT AND TRICOPIGMENTATION COLLABORATE?
FUE hair transplant involves the extraction of follicular units from the back of the head, the so called donor area, and to then go and implant them in the thinned superior areas, the recipient zone. What characterises this technique the most is the way in which the follicular units are extracted. In fact, FUE transplant involves the extraction of the units one by one without the necessity to remove a strip of skin. This kind of process creates the formation of many scars, small and circular. The main advantage of the transplant in comparison to tricopigmentation is that it allows to effectively implant real hair in the thinned area and therefore, in addition to the coverage, it also able to give volume. On the other hand however, the transplant leaves the above mentioned scars and it is not always enough to adequately cover the transplanted areas. In fact, the number of follicular units available in the donor area is limited, while the recipient area can be very wide.
On the other hand, tricopigmentation has the advantage of not having numerical limits as far as the number of dots, namely fake simulated hairs on the scalp, is concerned. However, these deposits are two-dimensional and therefore they can give good coverage, but not volume.
Once clarified that it is simple to deduce how the two techniques can support each other. The transplant can give volume and tricopigmentation can compensate where the coverage is not the best. Moreover, with tricopigmentation is it possible to effectively hide the scars left by the transplant.
An even more concrete proof of how much the combination of these two treatments can be functional is given by the fact that more and more clinics are now offering both services, not only separately, but also as a package. Many hair transplant clinics who are specialized in the field of hair restoration decided to be educated themselves in the filed of tricopigmentation because this way they can offer a better and more complete service to their patients. We can find a direct confirmation of it all in the methodology invented by Milena Lardì and transmitted to more than 60 surgeons all around the world in the field of hair restoration surgery.
TIMINGS BETWEEN TRICOPIGMENTATION AND HAIR TRANSPLANT
Finally, it is necessary to remind that, even if the two techniques do not badly affect each other and, on the contrary, can easily sum up their results, there are some precautions to take as far as the timing between one treatment and the other one is concerned. Specifically, it is usually necessary to wait six months after the transplant before proceeding with tricopigmentation or, if you wish to undergo tricopigmentation first, around a month has to pass in between before undergoing the hair transplant.